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Uninvited Guest* Annexed

Uninvited Guest* Annexed

 

We are seated on opposite sides of ottoman,

Brother and sister,

long history of knowledge tenderness contention attachment,

sharing glances psychological plotting.

The uninvited guest plops down between us

large foreign hand touches both our thighs

We look beyond to each other

The intruder senses our bond

 

knows where we belong

but must go separately

Far away…

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Added by Michael Reid Rubenstein on December 7, 2012 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

the uninvited guest

 

no one wants to talk about

the uninvited guest

objectionably poised in certainty

everyone gossips fabulous lies entertaining

small talk intriguing questions

inching around intruder

no one wants to talk about

 

the uninvited guest

joining in holiday cheer infectiously

laughing cold to the touch

gobbling banquet sucking breath from bite

recognizing people and names

with alarming…

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Added by Michael Reid Rubenstein on December 3, 2012 at 4:35am — 3 Comments

Arachnoism, Anachronism

Arachnoism, Anachronism

 

Circa, Chicago, 2012, prickly cyclops ovum,

Gangly legs dangling from mysterious hole,

coughing, gurgling, shrill, spooge. 

She’s missing for weeks, months, more.

 

Fucking fuck tumbling down.

She said yes when everything pointed no.

Red, redder, reddest guess.

Guestless, guest-list, pitiless, pit.

 

I’m certain I must some weird entanglement,

some girl, some calling,…

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Added by Michael Reid Rubenstein on November 29, 2012 at 8:14pm — No Comments

What Kurtz cried out as he lay dying

What Kurtz cried out as he lay dying

 

Wolves are silent when the moon howls,

Thus spoke scowling old owl.

Let love light this dreadful darkness.

A hefty helping in desert bowl,

topped with ice cream and whipped cream,

and whatever that’s supposed to mean,

she screamed after each ticklish lashing.

 

Have you forgotten how sick I am?

muffuletta, albacora, mesquita, my labia.

At this late stage in…

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Added by Michael Reid Rubenstein on November 29, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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